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- n. A leader of a fire station; an officer in charge of firemen and fighting fires
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- n. the head of a fire department
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The old man paused to work at the jerky with his few remaining teeth and I reflected on the fact that the only other person I had ever heard curse anything like the Captain was Mr. Bolton, the old fire chief who used to sit out in front of the firehouse on Third Street and tell stories to the new recruits, apparently oblivious to the uninvited presence of us younger members of the audience.
Paul opened it to find a fire chief and three firemen carrying rolls of hose over their shoulders, axes in their hands, and Scott Air-Paks on their backs for oxygen if needed.
How somebody in Gilbertville was raising llamas, how our fire chief can make a mean cheesecake, how the guy who was hit by lightning in Monson last year now claims he is able to see into the future and now is hounding Mrs. Bigelow to let him write a weekly column of local predictions.